Oh, how dare a black man come along and ruin Hillary's party before its even had a chance to begin:
When the subject turned to Obama, Clinton's rival for the Democratic Party nomination, Ferraro's comments took on a decidedly bitter edge.
"I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign - to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against," she said. "For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign.
"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," she continued. "And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." Ferraro does not buy the notion of Obama as the great reconciler.
"I was reading an article that said young Republicans are out there campaigning for Obama because they believe he's going to be able to put an end to partisanship," Ferraro said, clearly annoyed. "Dear God! Anyone that has worked in the Congress knows that for over 200 years this country has had partisanship - that's the way our country is."
Behold, the anger of the anti-Barack, Democratic Hillary supporter. And how depressing and bitter they are. Not to mention racist too. But just like Gloria Steinem before her, Ferraro, who was one half of one the worse Democratic tickets in the last 30 years, plays the sexist card even at the risk of further dividing her party. Nevermind that there are currently 16 white female members of the Senate as opposed to one black. Nevermind that one could easily argue that Hillary owes all her political "experience" to her husband. Nevermind the variety of people (including white women) from all walks of life coming out to vote for Barack Obama. Nevermind Hillary's 20-point lead in the polls just back in November. When Hillary's behind the wealthy, white, elitist, liberal bigots will come out and play.
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